PhD Program

The Doctoral Program is designed to prepare students for professional leadership in thefield of management, and commerce.

The objective of the Ph D Program is to facilitate research entrepreneurial skills and orientation of doctoral scholars. It is designed to promote the culture of research entrepreneurship wherein researchers are encouraged to explore themselves, ask questions, actively seek peers’ feedback, build conviction in their ideas, share their ideas with peers in specific and society in general. At a broader level Ph D Program aims at contributing towards XUB’s endeavour towards Sustainability, Entrepreneurships and Analytics (SEA) by understanding those issues which are fundamental to the research enquiry, and have a linkage with organizations, institutions, economy, society, and environment.

  • Eligibility

    Master's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognized university, with at least 55% marks. In case the score is available on a letter-grade system, the Institute expects a minimum cumulative score of 5.5 on a 10-point scale.

  • How to Apply

    Applicants have to fill up the online application form separately for XUB programme at: Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the application fee, the applicant will receive the confirmation by email.

  • Selection Process

    Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their academic records and SOPs. The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for Xavier Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), and Personal Interview. UGC-NET qualified candidates will be exempted from appearing for the X-RAT.

  • Duration of the Program

    The Ph.D. students are expected to complete the programme in 5 years. The first year of the programme will be spent for course work, and the remaining years for completing subsequent steps leading to the doctoral thesis.

  • Course- work and Registration

    The course work for the selected candidates will commence from July 2018.

    After the successful completion of course-work and related pre-decided steps such as a no. of review seminars, the student is supposed to give a thesis topic registration seminar. After the successful completion of this seminar, the student’s PhD topic will be registered with Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB).

  • Programme Fee

    a) Officially/Self Sponsored Candidates: In case the organization supports the student’s PhD or the Students decide to sponsor themselves, the fees are Rupees three lakhs in the first year; and Rupees one lakh each in the second, third, fourth, and fifth year, respectively.

    b) Full Scholarship Category: In case of deserving full-time candidates, the academic fee will be waived.

  • Accommodation

    The students will be provided accommodation on campus. The residential expenses will have to be paid by the students separately as per the prevalent rate (current rate is Rs 42,000/- per year (double seated), and mess expenses as per actual. Students can also choose to stay off-campus.

  • Broad areas of PhD specialization


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